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Criminal Record Check (CPIC)

Criminal record checks (CPIC) are provided through use of your name and date of birth or by submission your fingerprints. If a certified criminal record check is required or if the name and date of birth inquiry matches an individual in the CPIC system submission of fingerprints to the National database becomes mandatory.

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CPIC Criminal Record Check

Do you provide Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check?

No, we do NOT provide Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check, and it can only be done at a local police station. Because a Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check will also include a check of local police records to determine the existence of a pattern of behavior that may result in harm to vulnerable persons. A Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check is required when the applicant will be in a position of trust or authority of children under 18 years of age, the elderly or the disabled. A position of trust or authority must be more than the opportunity for casual contact.

Who is a vulnerable person?

A vulnerable person is defined as a person who, because of their age, disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent, are (a) in a position of dependence on others or (b) are otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by a person in a position or authority or trust relative to them.

What identification do I need to bring with me to my appointment?

You must provide two pieces of valid government issued identification, at least one of which must be photo ID.

The following types of identification are acceptable:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s License
  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Citizenship Card or Certificate
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Immigration Documents (Study Permit, Work Permit, Visitor Record, Landing Paper)
  • Military Family ID
  • Nexus Card
  • Federal Government Employee ID
  • Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)
  • Health Care Card (Not all provinces accept health cards as valid government issued ID. Please refer to provincial regulations.)

Please Note:

  • Social Insurance Number (SIN) can not be used as an ID.
  • Expired or temporary identification can not be accepted.
What is CPIC Criminal Record Check?

Criminal record checks, also referred to as police clearance, criminal background checks, criminal checks, police checks, police certificates or CPIC checks, are processed through the Canadian Police Information Center (CPIC) database.

Criminal record checks are provided through use of your name and date of birth or by submission your fingerprints. If a certified criminal record check is required or if the name and date of birth inquiry matches an individual in the CPIC system submission of fingerprints to the National database becomes mandatory.

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